Rocky Mountain House citizens recognized in awards show

Rocky Mountain House citizens recognized in awards show

Mayor’s Recognition Awards handed out in ceremony last Friday

Three Rocky Mountain House residents were honoured for their contributions to the community recently.

Town of Rocky Mountain House and the local chamber of commerce are behind the awards, which celebrated its 75th anniversary this year at a ceremony last Friday.

The Mayor’s Recognition Award for Citizenship went to Jillian Lawton, who has been at the helm of the Compassionate Care Hospice Society’s hospice since it was opened in 2016.

“As the Compassionate Care Hospice Society established itself over the past three years, Jillian has continuously praised the community for supporting the endeavor and acknowledged the team effort behind the society,” said Mayor Tammy Burke. “Now it’s time for us to return the compliment.”

Mayor’s Recognition Award for Athletics went to 16-year-old speedskater Tyler Larsen. At the Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games, Larsen picked up a medal in all four events in which he competed.

Textile artist Lynn Roth received the Mayor’s Recognition Award for Fine and Performing Arts. Roth’s textile creations have appeared in shows across Canada and she has been teaching, coaching and hooking rugs in Rocky for the past 20 years.

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